Bottega 0 alcohol-free sparkling wine alternative

Category – CSD, grape-based, wine alternative, 0% abv

Available – From this month

Location – The UK, initially available in Harvey Nichols outlets

Price – SRP of GBP9.50 (US$13.25) per bottle

Italian winemaker and distiller Bottega is readying the UK release of a non-alcoholic version of its namesake rosé.

Bottega 0, which is produced at the company’s winery near Venice, is made using grape must and is being positioned as “meeting the needs of those who, for health or religious reasons, do not consume alcoholic beverages”. The SKU will be a Harvey Nichols exclusive in the UK.

Once the grapes have been harvested, the must is held in refrigerated tanks, thereby preventing fermentation. The liquid is then carbonated.

Almost ten months ago, Italy’s national wine committee approved a new Controlled Designation of Origin (DOC) for Prosecco producers, allowing them to make a rosé version of the country’s national sparkling wine.

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